Saxon State Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport of Germany Martin Dulig described Isfahan as the cultural and industrial heart of Iran.
Dulig made the description at a trade meeting in this central Iranian province on Wednesday afternoon.
Isfahan in Iran and Saxon in Germany have many characteristics in common, said Dulig.
He further referred to direct contacts as an effective way to have joint economic activities.
In the meeting, representatives of German states of Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania also hoped for establishment of trade and cultural relations with Isfahan.
A 60-member economic delegation from Germany has travelled to Isfahan in central parts of the country to confer with officials here on ways to develop relations.